Bern Notice: Building a Material Force in the Age of Trumpism
"If we strive to create a material force within the social
landscape; an autonomous anti-capitalist and anti-colonial movement that
builds counter-power and new forms of life, then we must take stock of
the other emerging forces in the current terrain. We have to think about
how we can fight—and win, against the growing rise of the autonomous
far-right, especially after Trump’s presidential run ends. For after
Trump returns to being a real estate billionaire baron full-time, the
cadres that gathered their forces during his campaign will take further
shape autonomously, as backlash will surely build against Hilary,
assuming that she takes the Presidency. At the same time, as we take a
position in this 'three-way fight,'
we must make sure that our resistance to the far-right is also linked
to our struggle against the state and capital; attacking white supremacy
as a neo-colonial system and not simply a fight against white
nationalist formations on the fringes."
"For those that
worked with Sanders’ campaign, we state plainly that nothing they have
done has gotten us closer to this goal. With Sanders’ defeat now
official in the eyes of many, the Democrats are now in a position to
finally harness all the grassroots mobilization that the Bernie campaign
has developed, and push people in the millions to pull the level for
Clinton. 'Anybody but Trump!,'
will be the new rallying cry, as millions will choose to either drag
their feet or tow the party line. In this way, Sanders will have served
his biggest role: playing revolutionary for the most
counter-revolutionary party in history."
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